The Rooming House Licensing Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner consider applications for new licences and the renewal of existing licences for rooming houses located within the geographic area of the former City of Toronto.
The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner may issue, suspend, renew, or revoke a rooming house license, and may also place conditions upon the owner of the rooming house in doing so.
Municipal Licensing and Standards Division provides the operating budget and meeting management support for the Rooming House Licensing Commissioner.
The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner are governed by Chapter 285, Rooming Houses, Municipal Code for the former City of Toronto which outlines the authorities and responsibilities delegated by City Council.
Two members of the public are appointed by City Council as the Rooming House Licensing Commissioner and the Deputy Commissioner through the City’s Public Appointments process.